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Community Relations Director

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., a dynamic and growing company in the Aquaculture industry, is seeking to hire a Community Relations Director.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Community Relations Director oversees a community relations strategy which includes corporate giving activities that increase the reach, reputation, and awareness of the company for key stakeholders and First Nations.

Working directly within BC’s coastal First Nation communities, as well as with local, provincial, and federal government partners, the incumbent will play a critical role in developing, managing and leading the strategic development of systems, processes, planning, implementation, media relations, issues and crisis management to further build respectful and trusting working relationships with First Nations and all stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and executes strategy and tactics that will result in Grieg Seafood establishing and maintaining agreements with First Nations partners to enable the Company to build and operate in their traditional territories.
  • Stay informed and current with legal developments in the courts and in all levels of government that pertain to First Nation Rights and Title that are relevant to the operations of Grieg.
  • Develop Grieg’s Communications Plan and update and adjust as required.
  • Responsible for a Community Relations strategy which reflects relationship management with communities, private stakeholders and NGO’s in civic and regional district jurisdictions in which the company operates.
  • Negotiates all licenses, permits and authorizations on the best possible terms.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with all legal counsel, senior federal, provincial and local government officials, MLAs and Ministers, local communities, consultants and contractors.
  • Develops and implements effective tracking, monitoring and reporting systems including corporate legal obligations, project management and budgets.
  • Develops and implements a regional corporate giving strategy to align with Grieg ASA’s overall giving strategy and where applicable, the goals of the Grieg Foundation.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the Fisheries Act, Land Use Act and associated regulations and aquaculture issues in BC and ability to stay current with relevant federal, provincial and First Nations’ regulatory policies, processes and programs.

Requirements:

  • Degree in a relevant field of study (e.g., Education, Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Marketing and Communications, Journalism, Sociology, etc.). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with and practice of Indigenous culture, history, knowledge systems, and Indigenous community relationship building practices and protocols.
  • Ability to work with all media in order to promote the company’s activities with the general public.
  • Outstanding negotiation skills; creative and adept at negotiating at all levels.
  • Politically astute with experience working with elected officials and senior staff at the local, provincial and federal levels of government.
  • Strong relationship management skills; can develop and maintain key relationships with colleagues as well as internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to deal with politically charged issues with empathy, professionalism and objectivity.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills. Confident in making presentations to all levels.

As part of our commitment to employment excellence, Grieg Seafood offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Email your resume and cover letter to: hr@griegseafood.com

Thank you for your interest in Grieg Seafood. Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.